We know that hardwood floors are a popular choice for many homeowners. But which option is best for you?
People have liked hardwood floors for a long time because they last a really long time and look great. You can pick from different colors, stains, and patterns to make them match your style. Having wood floors can also help you sell your house faster and make it worth more money. When you put in new solid wood floors, you can get back 118% of the money you spent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2022 Remodeling Impact Report.”
If you’re thinking about changing your floors, follow these tips to find the right hardwood flooring for you.
Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring
Engineered vs. Solid Wood Flooring
Solid hardwood planks are one single piece of wood, while engineered hardwood is made from many layers of wood. Engineered hardwood with interlocking pieces is easier to install.
Here’s another good thing about engineered hardwood floors. They can help prevent moisture issues that are common with regular hardwood flooring.
Prefinished vs. Finished On-site
There are two types of floors: prefinished and site-finished.
Prefinished floors are made in a factory and get a protective coat before they’re sold. Site-finished floors come to your home without this protective coat, and they get sanded, stained, and sealed after they’re installed.
Prefinished boards usually have a more even color and come with extra protection against scratches. With site-finished ones, you can choose the stain and finish that fits your home best. Sarina Flooring can help you pick the right one.
Wood Types: Grain, Colors, Planks width
Wood flooring comes in different styles and shades, including grains and light, dark colors and planks widths.
Grain: Wood Floors have unique patterns, called grain, based on how they are cut. It’s like a fingerprint for your floor, making each one special. There are three common grain types: flat, straight, and curly.
Colors: Wood Floors come in many colors, like beige, gray, natural wood, and dark black or gray stains. You should pick a color that matches your home and lifestyle. Darker floors might show scuffs and scratches more, while lighter ones hide them better.
Planks Width: The width of your hardwood floor planks can change how your room looks. It can make it look bigger or smaller.
If you pick wider planks, your home will have a rustic or modern style. Wider planks have fewer lines on the floor. They can be as wide as five to twelve inches.
In conclusion, hardwood floors have been a favorite choice among homeowners for their durability, timeless appeal, and potential to boost your home’s value. With a wide range of options in terms of wood types, grains, colors, and plank widths, finding the perfect hardwood flooring to match your style and needs has never been easier.
We’re here to help you make the right choice for you, whether it’s selecting between engineered and solid wood flooring, deciding on prefinished or site-finished boards, or exploring the various grain patterns and colors available. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in creating the perfect hardwood solution for your dream space.